The Paula Principle

House husbandry and Cynthia Carroll

I said in my previous blog that in discussing the waste of female talent we should not focus all our attention on women at the top. And here I am immediately taking up the example of Cynthia Carroll, the CEO of Anglo-American who has just resigned. she is about as exceptional as it gets: not only CEO of a major FTSE company, but one in a sector notoriously male-dominated and (I imagine) macho in outlook at board level as well as (more reasonably) down the mines. So why comment on this? A journalist called me just now for a comment on the CC affair since he'd seen something from me…
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Welcome

Welcome to the Paula Principle site. I'd like the site - and the PP label - to help get a debate going on the mismatch between women's educational achievements and their rewards at work.  For me this is a matter of both economic efficiency and fairness. But it also brings a rather more complex dynamic to discussions of equality. (I'm not generally a 50:50 person on gender equality, for reasons I'll say something about on a later blog.)  My intention is to feed in arguments, facts, thoughts, mainly from the book I'm writing on the PP, and hope that this might prompt some reactions. Today's current item: in Saturday's Guardian Simon Goodley…
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House husbandry and Cynthia Carroll

I said in my previous blog that in discussing the waste of female talent we should not focus all our attention on women at the top. And here I am immediately taking up the example of Cynthia Carroll, the CEO of Anglo-American who has just resigned. she is about as exceptional as it gets: not only CEO of a major FTSE company, but one in a sector notoriously male-dominated and (I imagine) macho in outlook at board level as well as (more reasonably) down the mines. So why comment on this? A journalist called me just now for a comment on the CC affair since he'd seen something from me…
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Welcome

Welcome to the Paula Principle site. I'd like the site - and the PP label - to help get a debate going on the mismatch between women's educational achievements and their rewards at work.  For me this is a matter of both economic efficiency and fairness. But it also brings a rather more complex dynamic to discussions of equality. (I'm not generally a 50:50 person on gender equality, for reasons I'll say something about on a later blog.)  My intention is to feed in arguments, facts, thoughts, mainly from the book I'm writing on the PP, and hope that this might prompt some reactions. Today's current item: in Saturday's Guardian Simon Goodley…
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